It’s your next installment of Bad MLS Photos! This one comes to you from a short sale in Riverview. Now listen up Realtors – just because it’s a short sale doesn’t mean you have an excuse to do a crappy job on photos and staging the home for photography! I do plenty of short sale listings myself – you still want to get your client the highest possible offer to ensure the short sale goes smoothly – so that means good marketing and great photos! These all came from one listing and violate several of my “good photography” rules for real estate photos. The first photo above – hello – ASK THE SELLER TO MOVE THE CAR FOR 2 MINUTES. It’s not that hard, and they will be happy to do it!
Next – presumably two children’s bedrooms but you can’t really tell because the photos are so dark. Get a flash for your camera, or open windows, turn on lights, etc.!
Finally – a person in the photo. I’ve talked about this before. Mr. Realtor, all you have to do is kindly say to your Seller “Would you mind changing rooms for 2 minutes while I snap a couple photos of this room?”